Always check those "Empty" boxes.

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:30 pm

While packing to move I was up in the attic to find an empty box to pack
one of my 16mm projectors in.
I found one suitable and when I got it down I heard something rattling about inside
the box. I wondered what it was and on inspection I found what I took to be a piece
of folded cardboard.
It was hollow and had parcel tape round it, By chance I held it up to the light and through the
narrow gap I saw something that I thought was another piece of packing.
So I opened it and to my surprise I found what I thought was a reel of 16mm film spacing on a bobbin.
I was even more surprised when I unwound it and saw a Black and White BBFC censor certificate.
I was very pleased to find out it was a film trailer for DICK BARTON SPECIAL AGENT.
The person I bought a projector from must have kindly gave me it for free and forgot to
mention this to me. Its been up there for about a decade now .
So always check your empty boxes including the packing material. Hahahahahaha !!!

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RE: Always check those "Empty" boxes.

#2 by Vidar Olavesen , Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:37 pm

Nice. I try to check properly myself, but never found anything

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RE: Always check those "Empty" boxes.

#3 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:29 pm

Nice one David, don't think I've ever had a find like that one before, thought about filling in a lottery ticket while you're still in the zone

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RE: Always check those "Empty" boxes.

#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:46 pm

I remember going into the loft for a box to send some films in, picked a box, it had some polystyrene popcorn in, good job I
checked it, it had allsorts of little ivory ornaments in it, from our previous packing. Pays to have a dekko.

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